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Tipperary Comhairle na nÓg

  • Coordinator name: Pauline Strappe
  • Contact email: pauline.strappe@trys.ie
  • Address:
    C/O Mary McLoughney,
    Community and Economic Development,
    Tipperary County Council,
    Nenagh,
    Co. Tipperary
  • Tel: Deirdre: 0761065000   Pauline: 0504 23426 / 0504 23742 / 087 7726777
  • National Executive representative: Joyita Wooton
  • Twitter: @tippcomhairle
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  • Instagram: tippcomhairle

  • About Us

    ‘How are things in Tipp?’ – Comhairle members 

    Tipperary Comhairle members circulated a survey to young people in the county post lockdown to see how they were feeling. 81 young people participated – age breakdown as follows:

    14% aged 12-14 yrs
    42.1% aged 15-16 yrs
    26.5% aged 17 yrs
    17.1% aged 18 yrs.

    Here’s what they found…

     

    Comhairle members respond to Covid crisis

    United Together, Staying Apart… Collaborative creativity in a time of crisis. Comhairle members from Cork City, Tipperary, Waterford and Wexford came together to make this brilliant and informative video about the importance of social distancing in combating the Covid virus.

     

    Any events organised by the Comhairle have been cancelled for now but they are still working hard through Zoom calls and surveys to progress their  topics of Drugs & Alcohol, Climate Change, Gender Equality and Mental Health.

     

    Current Topics
    Tipperary Comhairle na nÓg’s workplan for 2020 will involve the following three topics: 

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    2. Climate Action
    3. Drugs and Alcohol


    2019
    Tipperary Comhairle focused their work on the topic of Equality in 2019 and on four key areas in relation to this:

    Gender Equality:
    A gender equality event is planned for May 2019 looking at combating stereotyping of careers. Career coaching will be part of this day

    Inclusion
    Working with Bridgewater House and Foróige on an inclusion project, running a play-day in summer 2019. 

    LGBTQ+
    An awareness-raising event is planned in Clonmel for September 2019. Promotion of services locally will play a huge part in this. 

    Healthy Relationships
    They will look at the link between education about healthy relationships and the combating of domestic violence. 

    In April 2019 they were invited to Tipperary Council Chamber by CEO Joe MacGrath.

    They also continued to work on their ongoing topic of mental health. A music event took place in summer 2019 to promote positive mental health and self-care. Social media platforms are used to promote all the available mental health services.

     

    2018
    A snapshot of Tipperary Comhairle AGM 2018 with interviews from outgoing members and from participants on the day.

    Tipperary Comhairle focused on the overall theme of children’s rights and the UNCRC in 2018.  The topic of mental health is an ongoing action, as voted by Comhairle members. Watch our video below to find out more about us…

    Work already completed

    in 2017 we focused on LGBTQ awareness & bullying as our primary topics. We also continued our work on the topic of mental health and hosted our third Let’s Go Mental event in Thurles – see video below which captures the essence of the day. We have been running this event annually since 2015 and the focus of the event is always on promoting positivity & the things we can all do to mind our own mental health: Connect, Be Aware, Give, Get Moving and Get Involved.

     

    Health Promotion was our key topic for 2016, focusing on diet and wellness. We progressed our topic through the organisation of an event, and production of a workshop.

    Tipperary Comhairle has been continuing its work on the topic of mental health since 2015. .

    We hosted our #LetsGoMental2015 event in June 2015 – to read more and see some pics click here:

     

     

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